Ice Knights down Bears
GENESEO, N.Y.—SUNY Geneseo (5-4-1, 4-1-1 SUNYAC) scored four unanswered goals to break a 2-2 tie and defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (3-4-0, 2-4) 6-2 in a SUNYAC contest on Saturday night. Freshman forward Billy Pascalli and sophomore defenseman Dan McCamey each scored for the Bears.
The Ice Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 4:18 of the contest. Jonathan Sucese got the first tally at 3:35 and Ryan Donnelly buried the second 43 seconds later. Geneseo carried the two-goal advantage into the intermission.
Pascalli halved the lead just 2:25 into the second stanza with an even-strength marker. Freshman forward Matt Thompson and sophomore forward Ken Simon each assisted on the play. At 14:26, McCamey scored an unassisted short-handed goal to tie the score. With the momentum in their favor, Potsdam looked to grab the lead, but it wasn't to be. Kaz Iwamoto and Justin Scharfe each scored for Geneseo in a span of 72 seconds to restore the Knights' two-goal advantage. Sharfe's momentum killer came with just 27 seconds left in the period.
The score remained the same until Iwamoto notched his second of the contest at 14:24 on the power play to make it 5-2 Geneseo . With 2:57 remaining, David Ripple iced the game with the Ice Knights' sixth goal of the night.
In goal, freshman Austin Keiser finished with 28 saves and Adrian Rubeniuk made 34 stops. Potsdam outshot Geneseo 36-34. The Ice Knights were 1-4 on the man advantage and the Bears went 0-6.
Next, Potsdam is back at Massena Arena for the final time in 2012 to take on the sixth-ranked Hobart Statesmen on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. The Bears then embark on a 13-game road trip before returning to Massena on Feb. 8, to battle Brockport.